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  • Censure Federal Lawmakers Who Use the Bible to Incite Violence or Pray for Death

    BACKGROUND:

    Friday, June 10, speaking before several hundred evangelical voters, U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) began his speech by offering a prayer. 

    "I think we’re called to pray. I think we are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and yes, even our president. In his role as president I think we should pray for Barack Obama. But I think we need to be very specific about how we pray," Sen. Perdue said. "We should pray like Psalms 109:8 says. It says, 'Let his days be few, and let another have his office.'"

    Here's what Psalms 109 says in context:

    6  Appoint someone evil to oppose my enemy;
        let an accuser stand at his right hand.
    7 When he is tried, let him be found guilty,
        and may his prayers condemn him.
    8 May his days be few;
        may another take his place of leadership.
    9 May his children be fatherless
        and his wife a widow.
    10 May his children be wandering beggars;
        may they be driven from their ruined homes.
    11 May a creditor seize all he has;
        may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
    12 May no one extend kindness to him
        or take pity on his fatherless children.

    Yes, Senator Perdue, intentionally or not, was calling for the President's death. In case you have any doubt, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's Deputy Chief of Staff in response tweeted, "Republican Senator David Perdue is praying for President Obama to die. This is why Trump is the GOP nominee."

    U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA) also offered a prayer recently, inciting violence against LGBT people.

    Just two weeks ago, he opened a Republican Party meeting by telling lawmakers they were "going to hell" for voting for a pro-equality bill, and then read Bible passages that said gay people are "worthy of death."

    Please, join us in telling Speaker Ryan and Leader McConnell you want them to send a strong message by censuring these two elected officials.

    Censure Federal Lawmakers Who Use the Bible to Incite Violence or Pray for Death

    TO: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

    RE: Censure Federal Lawmakers Who Use the Bible to Incite Violence or Pray for Death 

    Over the past few weeks two Republican lawmakers, a sitting U.S. Senator and a sitting U.S. Congressman, have used religion to incite violence or pray for death – this is serious and can not be tolerated.

    We ask that you censure these lawmakers to send a strong and appropriate message that threatening U.S. citizens, especially minority groups and the President of the United States, by the use of religion is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

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    • signed 2016-08-01 17:43:38 -0400
      Jessica Myles

    • signed via 2016-07-23 23:08:35 -0400
      Christo-Fascism is turning America into the same kind of nightmare that Germany was in 1933-1945. Make no mistake about it

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      Censure Lawmakers Who Use the Bible to Threaten Death

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    • signed 2016-06-24 22:44:00 -0400
      When did religious people become so filled with hate? Hypocrites!!!

    • signed 2016-06-24 09:43:10 -0400

    • signed 2016-06-24 00:38:36 -0400
      Religion and the belief in the supernatural are a mental health issue

    • signed 2016-06-24 00:28:06 -0400
      Melissa Feig

    • signed 2016-06-23 12:30:39 -0400
      These are HATEMONGERS, and as extreme as ISIL!

    • signed 2016-06-23 05:11:03 -0400

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      Censure Lawmakers Who Use the Bible to Threaten Death

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    • signed 2016-06-22 21:04:11 -0400

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      Censure Lawmakers Who Use the Bible to Threaten Death

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      Christina Thompson

    • signed 2016-06-21 19:06:13 -0400

    • signed 2016-06-21 17:36:43 -0400
      Couching death threats against the POTUS in Biblical language still constitutes death threats, “gentlemen.” How are you any different from the religious terrorists you are always preaching about? You are both disgusting.

    • signed 2016-06-21 14:33:44 -0400
      Rick Darnell

    • posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-21 14:02:34 -0400
      I can agree with this 100% Hypocrisy sucks. Censure Lawmakers Who Use the Bible to Threaten Death

    • signed 2016-06-21 13:59:28 -0400
      If your religion condemns or threatens those that are different from you, and you’re in a place of political power, you should not be voicing that hate while at your job. Save your hate for your evangelical churches and your home. The rest of us want to live in a place of positivity, love, and inclusiveness.

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